The summer of recalls continues as Korean automaker Hyundai is set to pay a $17.35 million fine levied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Federal regulators contend that Hyundai was very slow to acknowledge that brake lines in their automobiles were subject to corrosion, which could have put lives at risk. Essentially, Hyundai reportedly knew as early as 2012 that brake lines in its 2009 through 2012 Genesis vehicles could be subject to corrosion, which would have reduced braking power.
A recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlighted a staggering number that many drivers may take for granted. Essentially, researchers found that cost of auto accidents across the United States costs nearly $1 trillion per year when considering the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and decreased quality of life for those who suffer long term injuries.
It should be obvious that taking selfies while driving is inherently dangerous. After all, the act of posing for a picture, pushing a button on a smartphone, and posting it onto Facebook takes a certain amount of focus. If a driver is doing this while they are behind the wheel, it is more than likely that he or she is not focusing on the road.
When consumers think about auto insurance, they may be more familiar with the spokespeople and jingles that insurance companies peddle to reinforce their respective brands. Ask any consumer, and it is likely that they will know the “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” jingle. The same could be said about Farmers Insurance. As for catchy commercials, consumers likely know about Flo from Progressive Insurance, and the Geico gecko.
Comedian Tracy Morgan has been moved from a New Jersey hospital to a rehabilitation center. Morgan, who is best known for his characters on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” spent nine days in the hospital after an accident that left him in critical condition. According to numerous reports, the limousine van that Morgan and fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was struck from behind by a semi truck driven by Kevin Roper, who has since been charged with a number of crimes stemming from the crash.